Peterlee Arts Festival is aiming to bring the Community of Peterlee together, through several events across the space of a couple of years.

Come and see what Peterlee has to offer, meet local artist and groups. Come and be inspired by us or try and inspire us.

Built around the existing Apollo Pavilion, these events will bring Peterlee’s creativity into the public eye.

The purpose of this project is to address the following points

  • Promote and create strong partnerships both national and international.
  • Create projects to include and reach the whole community of East Durham.
  • Celebrate creativity and Culture within the East Durham community.
  • Empower creativity and Culture within the East Durham community.
  • Provide an umbrella to enable local artists to work within the community.
  • Provide a legacy that extends beyond 2020.

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Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit

Herbert Spencer

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

Hope Johnson

Books to judicious compilers, are useful; to particular arts and professions, they are absolutely necessary; to men of real science, they are tools: but more are tools to them.

Sammy Smith

Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed.

Bob Ross

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.

Bob Joe

There are certain figures in the arts who, although minor in accomplishment and equivocal in their aesthetic influence, are so completely representative of the spirit of their age that they come to occupy a historical position far greater than the in.

Bobby Jim

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